Café des Sciences: Rethinking Design

Mr. Hongchao Wang, Creative Director and Co-founder of Benwu Studio, and Mr. Jean-Philippe Bonzon, Founder of Jpbdesign Studio will share their thoughts on design

Our 22nd Café des Sciences will focus on design, we will invite two prominent designers working in Shanghai and globally: Mr. Hongchao Wang, Creative Director and Co-founder of Benwu Studio, and Mr. Jean-Philippe Bonzon, Founder of Jpbdesign Studio, to give us a tour of their design products and share with us their thoughts on design over this special period.

They will discuss the art and science behind creating functional tools and interiors. What are some major steps during the design process? How do designers look at consumerism and sustainability?

Event Rundown

*program from 18:30 – 20:00 will be live broadcasted via Zoom


18:00-18:30                Registration


18:30-18:35                Welcome Speech

(Dr. Felix Moesner – Science Consul & CEO, Swissnex in China)


18:35-19:05                Presentation

(Mr. Hongchao Wang – Creative Director & Co-founder of Benwu Studio)


19:05-19:35               Presentation

(Mr. Jean-Philippe Bonzon – Founder of Jpbdesign studio)


19:35-20:00             Discussion and Q&A


20:00-20:30            Networking Reception


Café des Sciences

Café des Sciences is an event series at Swissnex in China initiated in 2019, offering a platform for Swiss spotlight scientists, start-ups, artists and designers to present their projects and connect with the local community. The lectures offer a casual setting in which speakers can present their work and engage with the attendees during a Q&A period. Audiences are welcomed to enjoy the networking reception with Swiss flavor after the talk. Starting in 2021, the lectures are scheduled to take place on the third Thursday of every other month at Swissnex in China or our partner spaces.